Yes, the bash I was so looking forward to wasn't on; why? Horrific weather? A tragic accident? Nope, I'd got the bloody date wrong.
Turns out it's happening this coming Saturday; not sure how I missed that after reading the invitation at least five times.
Luckily, it seems an angel from work has agreed to save my life and cover my shift this week, so my little mistake should be rectified.
Seeing as I had advance train tickets that couldn't be refunded I thought I may as well have a nice little weekend in Yorkshire.
There wasn't much going on (just for a change), but a quick look at the local rag revealed that there was some music fair on at the nearby town we'd planned on visiting.
So off me and the boyf popped to Skipton.
We wandered into the town hall aimlessly, strolling past the admissions desk without paying (sorry, genuinely didn't see it). I enjoyed the fact that there was a 'student' price for admission, even though there's probably no more than ten in the area.
There was a lot of vinyl at great prices. There were boxfulls of records for just 50p!
I picked up these two Blondie 7" singles for just £1 each.
|Backs of the singles. This one has 'Die Young Stay Pretty' as the B side- one of my faves!|
Shamefully, I don't have a record player (not in use anyway) but I bought them mainly for the sleeves- and of course the fact that I love Blondie!
I thought they might be nice to frame; though I wasn't very impressed that the Atomic single had been written on!
I of course found the time to have a quick nosey in a charity shop, just after my cinnamon latte at the new Costa ( a bit of a sore point with some locals!).
I was lucky enough to pick up this amazing gold picture frame from the St. Martin's Children's hospice shop for a mere £2!
I don't know how I'm going to get him out though, as the frame is held together with nails! Which I didn't notice in the shop.
Wholly bargainous though, as peeling back the price sticker revealed that the frame was initially on sale there for £10. The frame is really great quality too- the label on the back shows that it originally came from a bygone local picture framing shop.
I plan on framing my new (but old) French fashion magazine. Though the frame's a little big for it.
I think it really adds character to this otherwise dull picture of me and the fella in formal attire! I used some gorgeous textured wrapping paper from Paperchase, which was expensive at £2 a sheet, but I had some left over.
Chris, who hates charity shopping with me, was chuffed to pick up a working 1998 Nintendo Gameboy Colour with a game for £5 in the St. Martin's Childrens' Hospice shop too; it certainly kept him quiet on the train for a bit!